Month: February 2016

Upward and onward

It had to come to an end, but I was far from ready for it to. It was the end of basketball as we know it. Or have known it. It was the end of my son’s time for playing Upward Basketball. If you’re not familiar with it, Upward Basketball is a Christ-centered basketball program…

Living with Satan’s cat

As parents, we do a lot of things for our kids: we take them to soccer and sports practices, listen as they practice their musical instruments, arrange sleepovers, and cook them their favorite meals. Of course, sometimes we have to do things we’d really prefer not to. Like sitting up with them in the middle…

The Best Time of Our Lives?

The 80s group Styx was never one of my favorites. Yeah, I liked some of their songs. Like, “The Best of Times.” But can I really take a band seriously that saddled us with “Mr Roboto?” Nevertheless, like many people, songs take me back to certain periods in my life. But this time it wasn’t…

The Way a Dating Profile SHOULD be Written

I recently thought about trying my luck with online dating. If you’re not familiar with online dating,┬áit’s basically technology’s way of taking the horror and humiliation of regular dating and multiplying it by a number that’s larger than my annual salary. So first I need a profile picture. That’s easy enough – there are plenty…